/DOM Events


The compositionend event is fired when the composition of a passage of text has been completed or cancelled (fires with special characters that require a sequence of keys and other inputs such as speech recognition or word suggestion on mobile).

Bubbles Yes
Cancelable Yes
Target objects Element
Interface CompositionEvent


Property Type Description
target Read only EventTarget Focused element processing the composition.
type Read only DOMString The type of event.
bubbles Read only boolean Does the event normally bubble?
cancelable Read only boolean Is it possible to cancel the event?
view Read only WindowProxy Document.defaultView (window of the document)
detail Read only long (float) 0.
data Read only DOMString (string) The original string being edited, otherwise the empty string. Read only.
locale DOMString (string) The language code for the composition event, if available; otherwise, the empty string. Read only.

Browser compatibility

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Feature Chrome Edge Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari
Basic support (Yes) (Yes) 9.0 (9.0)[1] (Yes) No support ?
Feature Android Edge Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support (Yes) (Yes) 9.0 (9.0)[1] ? ? No support

[1] The event was fired in versions of Gecko before 9.0, but didn't have the DOM Level 3 attributes and methods. Gecko doesn't support the locale attribute for trusted events yet. However, this value can be set via initCompositionEvent() when creating untrusted events.

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